Man found not guilty of kid­nap­ping, sex­ual as­sault

The Prince George Citizen - - Local - — Cit­i­zen staff

A Prince Ge­orge man no longer stands ac­cused of kid­nap­ping and sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a woman. Sukhjin­der Singh was found not guilty of the counts on June 11 fol­low­ing a B.C. Supreme Court trial at the Prince Ge­orge court­house. Singh had been fac­ing the charges in re­la­tion to a Septem­ber 2017 re­port that a woman had ac­cepted a ride from a man af­ter the two were un­able to fix a flat tire on her ve­hi­cle dur­ing the early morn­ing.

While driv­ing her home, he al­legedly missed sev­eral turns and turned into a park­ing lot and sex­u­ally as­saulted her but she was able to fend off her at­tacker and flee on foot, RCMP were told. Singh was ar­rested about a month later. Dur­ing the trial, the woman’s cred­i­bil­ity came into doubt. Singh’s lawyer, Dave Jenk­ins Sr., said there were sev­eral in­con­sis­ten­cies be­tween what she said at pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing and what she said at trial. It was gen­er­ally held that the ac­cused was be­liev­able and that Crown ev­i­dence failed to over­come the doc­trine of rea­son­able doubt.

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